Training Day has the power to leave you wondering and breathless.
The movie is pumped with action and is a direct mirror of life on
the streets and in the police system. Most people watching this
movie will nod their heads in affirmation because of how real it
is.This would not have been possible without a beautifully written
screen play by David Ayer, the direction of Antoine Fuqua and the
incredible acting of Denzel Washington, who, at the Oscars, put
another crack in the thick glass ceiling right after Halle Berry.
For years, we have watched Denzel take on the role of the good guy
and he has played each role well. In Malcolm X, he made viewers
really understand the good work in the life of the controversial
the movie, Devil in a Blue Dress, he plays a black private
investigator and stars along side Julia Roberts as a journalist
in The Pelican Brief. And he won an Oscar for Best Supporting
Actor for the movie Glory, where he plays a solider in the
Denzel earned the Oscar for Training Day. He played a part
that wowed most of us because we never expected to see him take
on such a negative role. He played the role masterfully. Every word
he spoke and each action he took resembled nothing of the characters
that he usually portrays, characters who are honest, loyal and humble.
People wanted to see to see just how bad this new character Denzel
would be. They wanted to see how far "Alonzo Harris" would
Many have said that he deserved an Oscar for his other lead roles,
we can possibly add on two other reasons as to why Denzel won the
Ocsar besides his incredible performance. It could be said that
the Academy has meant to give Denzel the award before but was just
waiting for him to play this negative role. Or It could be a make
up for all the other times they did not give him a oscar when he
deserved it. Denzel has been nominated countless times and has come
home empty handed numerous times.
Now that he has won the Oscar it might be so hard for him to win
another one. I hope that he will not be playing the role of a bad
guy too often after this. It would be nice to see him win a Oscar
for portraying a positive character. Unless the Academy likes him
better as a villain.